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Single engine aircraft crashes in Obion Co.

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OBION COUNTY, TN (KFVS) -

The Obion County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a single engine aircraft crashing on Saturday, Nov. 14.

The aircraft was a lightweight, one passenger plane on its way to Everett–Stewart Regional Airport in Union City, Tennessee.

Obion County Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder said that something reportedly broke in the aircraft, causing the pilot to lose steering ability.

The pilot was forced to land on Airport Road in Union City.

The aircraft was removed and the road is now back open.

Authorities have not released the name of the pilot yet, but said he was transferred to Regional One Health in Memphis with a broken leg.

The FAA plans to begin investigating the cause of the crash on Monday.

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